The CannaGrow Expo will feature up to a 45 company expo hall, as well as 10 grow-focused educational sessions lead by industry experts over two exciting days. Who Should Attend? Existing growers, dispensary owners & grow managers, and those just interested in learning about growing cannabis are encouraged to attend. If you’re involved or getting […]

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation’s new surgeon general, says that marijuana “can be helpful” for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance. “We have some preliminary data that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful,” Murthy said during a Wednesday interview on “CBS This […]

Marijuana is the slang term for portions of the Cannabis plant. It is one of the oldest psychoactive substances used by man. Marijuana, also called pot, weed, ganja, mary jane, and a host of other nicknames, is made from the Cannabis plant, which has three species: Cannabis sativa; Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Click here […]

Vermont could follow Colorado in raking in millions of tax dollars from the sale of weed, according to a new study—but only if the drug remains illegal in surrounding states. To be clear, weed is currently legal in Vermont, but only for medical purposes. A bill to make the drug legal for recreational purposes is […]

Thirty-five years ago an Israeli researcher documented the case for medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy. It was one of these studies by a Prof. Raphael Mechoulam that Denver-based physician Dr. Alan Shackelford read when he was debating one of the hardest questions of his career: Should he, could he? give a 5-year-old pot? That girl, […]

It was just announced by the Associated Press that Colorado will be the first state to fund cannabis research, in one of the largest state-funded efforts ever. But they are actually not the first state to do this, merely the first to offer grants to researchers for cannabis research. California has had the Center for […]

Last year was an interesting year to say the least. Colorado basically became the first state to effectively legalize marijuana for recreational use and since then, voters in a few other states — Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia — decided that they wanted in on those generous tax revenues as well. The legalization […]

2014 was a big year for cannabis. It saw the birth of Washington’s recreational market, new legislation that legalized cannabis in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., and even the first national consumer cannabis advertisement, run in The New York Times. The industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with innovative new products and businesses […]

Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will […]

The University of Denver — founded in 1864 and one of the most prestigious private universities in the U.S. — is going green. DU’s scenic south-Denver campus is a stone’s throw from some busy recreational pot shops, and soon students at DU’s Sturm College of Law will have the opportunity to take a class on […]

WeedHire.com, the premier jobs site for the legal marijuana industry, was included in a New York Post article “Stoners trade tie-dye T-shirts for Wall Street suits” about the business opportunities and Wall Street interest in the lucrative legal marijuana industry. The article highlights the interest many Wall Street types, such as bankers and lawyers, have […]

The Health Ministry in Israel announced plans to expand who can prescribe medical marijuana and will temporarily allow family doctors to provide their patients with prescriptions for medical marijuana. The ministry is trying to deal with the heavy load on pain clinics, the medical units that are allowed today to grant the prescriptions. The new regulations will […]

Maureen Dowd’s infamous experience with edible marijuana is the theme for a “Consume Responsibly” billboard. The billboard is the work of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), one of the main groups behind Amendment 64 in Colorado. It’s the first of many ads aimed at education in a new campaign they coined “Consume Responsibly.”With traditional marijuana education […]

Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has thrown his support behind the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes. In a letter to talkback radio host Alan Jones, Mr Abbott wrote “I have no problem with the medical use of cannabis, just as I have no problem with the medical use of opiates…If a drug is needed for a […]

The Uniting Church in Western Australia (WA) voted in favor of changes to state law so doctors could prescribe medicinal cannabis, which would be administered under supervision. Uniting Church WA acting general secretary, Rosemary Hudson Miller, said some attendees to the meeting shared personal experiences, describing how loved ones with chronic or terminal illnesses had […]

Local Hawaii medical marijuana advocates are ready for a Sept. 10 public hearing in Hilo. The Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force will take public comments from 5 to 8 p.m. in Aupuni Center. The Hilo hearing is the only neighbor island hearing planned by the task force so far. Almost half the state’s 13,115 registered medical […]

In an earnings statement released by Tweed, the company reported initial revenue of $188,736, all coming in the last two months of the quarter ending June 30. Operating expenses were down slightly compared with the previous quarter, coming in at $1,134,427. The company said the expenses came from hiring additional staff as well as investing […]

A total of 21 store licenses have been awarded to Aurora, Colorado’s first retail marijuana establishments. The stores may begin operating Oct. 1. Licenses will be issued to the following applicants (all names are “doing business as,” or DBA): • Ward I: 3LP LLC, 1401 Peoria St.; The Green Solution, 1450 Havana St.; Starbuds, 1408 Del Mar Parkway, […]

The CannaGrow Expo will feature a 50 company expo hall presenting the latest and greatest in cannabis growing tools and technology, plus 10 educational sessions lead by growing experts from around the world. Who Should Attend? If you’re an existing grower, dispensary owner/manager, or just interested in learning about growing cannabis then we encourage you to […]

The state has finalized negotiations with First State Compassion Center to run Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary, despite an ongoing lawsuit against the company. In a letter to Sen. Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington East), a sponsor of the original legislation, and New Castle County Executive Tom Gordon, DHSS officials say the growing operation is expected […]

Patient applications and other documents for Illinois’ medical cannabis program are now available online. While they are available now, the department will not accept patient applications until later this year. Applicants whose last names begin with the letters A through L may apply between September 2 and October 31. Applicants with last names that start with M through Z may apply between November […]

Although a majority of Pennsylvanians support the legalization of marijuana, it remains a controversial issue, according to a survey released by Keystone Analytics®. Sixty-nine percent of voters would like to see the legalization of marijuana, with 47 percent in favor of use for medicinal purposes only and 22 percent for any purpose. Twenty-seven percent believe […]

Marijuana was decriminalized in Washington D.C. earlier this summer, but on Nov. 4, District of Columbia voters will join Alaska and Oregon and vote to decide whether to make marijuana legal.  If D.C voters were to approve Question 71, it would become legal to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, grow up to six plants, and share […]

Over 170 business professionals will be attending Florida’s  major marijuana business seminar taking place in Ft. Lauderdale this Saturday. Hundreds of eager entrepreneurs from all different types of industries will be attending the medical marijuana business seminar at the Signature Grand in Davie. The events organizers, have been successfully operating Medical Marijuana expo’s in California and […]

According to data compiled by the National Review, welfare recipients have used electronic benefit (EBT) cards to withdraw cash at dispensaries at least 259 times since the sale of limited amounts of cannabis to adults 21 and up began in Colorado on January 1. In total, more than $23,600 of money meant to go toward food […]

Deborah Greene, the grandmother who bought Seattle’s first legal pot is donating some of that herb, along with clothes she wore that day, and more, to the Museum of History and Industry( MOHAI), the 103-year old Seattle institution with 4 million artifacts. MOHAI wants the mementos from Greene, 65, because they showcase “one more way […]

Last week we showed you a commercial for My420Mate that Comcast won’t air. But things are different in Canada, where medical marijuana purchased with a prescription has been legal since 2001. Marijuana seeds are legal and available, and Crop King Seeds has produced the country’s first marijuana commercial. The Vancouver-based marijuana breeder has not yet aired […]

Las Vegas city officials began accepting applications for medical marijuana land use and licensing permits. An extended deadline for submissions was also announced.  The city said prospective medical marijuana proprietors have until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 to submit their applications. Applications have to be physically submitted to the city’s Department of Planning at 333 […]

The first Kaya Shack opened on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in Portland, Oregon and commenced sale of marijuana to licensed medical marijuana cardholders in the city. This is the first Kaya Shack marijuana dispensary of a planned national chain.  The Company has targeted adding an additional 4-6 Kaya Shacks in Oregon and […]

U.S. regulators are studying whether restrictions on marijuana should be eased, a step toward decriminalizing the drug at the federal level. The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an analysis at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s request on whether the U.S. should downgrade the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, said Douglas Throckmorton, Deputy […]

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) in Colorado is pushing for the Denver Police Department to lift the ban on off-duty marijuana use. This news comes after Police Chief Robert White announced that there is some questionable alcohol use going on in the department. Following a number of alcohol-related officer arrests this year, White ordered that […]

Advocates of legal marijuana in Oregon have gathered more than the required number of signatures to get a measure on the November ballot that could permit recreational use of the drug by adults. New Approach Oregon said the group had collected over 100,000 signatures – more than the 87,213 needed by July 3 – for […]

As expected, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law on Monday allowing for the limited use of a special strain of marijuana called “Charlotte’s Web” to treat epileptic seizures and other diseases. State lawmakers passed the measure this spring with bipartisan support. “As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer,” Scott, a […]